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Online Classes



ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES

Landscape Painting | 6 weeks

Emily Hirtle

Wednesdays, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8

$90 Non-members
$80 Members

Open media for drawing or painting

Learn to see the abstract shapes in a landscape and with a focus on color, temperature, and tone. You may use a variety of media. Maybe try a material you have never used before and you will gain confidence in the materiality.

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Zoom Bookmaking Demos Part 2 | 3 weeks

Winnie Radolan

Wednesdays, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
June 3, 10, & 17

$45 Non-members
$40 Members

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Our first three Wednesday Zoom Bookmaking sessions were so much fun that we just HAD to keep them going!
 
In the next three hour long classes we’ll make single pieces of paper into a variety of simple books. We’ll create a charming accordion spine variation called the Flag Book. And we’ll sew both single and double signature pamphlet binding books. Supply lists will be provided so that you can be prepared to work along with Winnie.
 
Hope you’ll be joining us!

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Blind Contour Drawing | 2 weeks

Emily Hirtle

Tuesdays, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
June 9 & June 16

$30 Non-members
$27 Members

Open drawing media

This exercise benefits you in seeing the abstract shapes in a still life, a portrait, or a landscape while simultaneously encouraging you to be very descriptive.

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Intro to Stop-Motion Animation | 6 weeks

Shannon Rose Moriarty

April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 and June 4
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30p.m.

SUGGESTED DONATION | $50

Learn the basics of stop motion to design & create an animation of your own!

In this online course, we will explore and experiment with various materials and tools to bring objects to life using the free app called “Stop Motion Studio”. After learning how to set up your own at home animation studio, artists will focus on story telling, animating to music as well as creating characters that speak dialogue.

This class is for students 12-15 years of age
We also welcome art teachers to join who would like to learn how to teach their students this medium.

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Drawing the Portrait | 3 weeks

Jeanne O’Shell

May 13, May 20, May 27
Wednesdays, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

SUGGESTED DONATION | $25

This three-week workshop will cover the basics of portrait drawing, while having fun drawing yourself — or your classmates on Zoom!

The first week you will learn about proportion and the use of line. The second week will cover value and how to set up a light source for a striking composition. The final week will get you to fine tune your portrait down pin down a likeness with stunning accuracy.

All you need is paper, pencil, and an eraser to start making your own portraits!

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Virtual Drawing | 6 weeks

Beth Shapiro

April 27, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15
Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

SUGGESTED DONATION | $50

Let’s loosen up our wrists and tighten up our skills!

Come draw with us as we engage in a new adventure together. This drawing class will cover everything from navigating the virtual platform to setting up your home studio and drawing from life. Both at home and online!

Before you get settled in, consider there questions:
-Where is there a space in your house where you can reliably get online?
-Will your virtual learning space be somewhat quiet?
-Can you make art in the space you are expecting to use for class?
-Will you need to cover or protect your workspace?
-Can you collect some drawing supplies?

If you only have a pencil and paper, that’s okay! Your instructor will design a course of study that best suits your interest. You’ve got this!

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ONLINE ART TUTORIALS

Sewing Tutorials with Laurel Hoffman

The Cover Aid PHL Fabric Mask v1.0 is a standard design that is widely accepted. Our sewing instructor Laurel Hoffman has generously donated hundreds of masks to those in need and gifted Abington Art Center’s staff with handmade masks as well. You can find patterns and instructions on the Cover Aid PHL site below and follow along a set-by-step tutorial on youtube.

FABRIC MASK PATTERNS AND INSTRUCTIONS

HOW TO MAKE FABRIC MASKS: VIDEO TUTORIAL

Scarves are a glamorous alternative to masks and easy to make!

Today in the midst of a pandemic, everyone is wearing masks. But there is an alternative, suggested by Elizabeth Wellington, fashion staff columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She wrote a column, Stylish must-have: The scarf. In her column Ms. Wellington says that scarves bring a welcome bit of brightness to what’s become our daily dose of bad news. She shows Dr. Deborah Birx wearing one of her trademark scarves.

Following along this simple and fun tutorial with Laurel to make your very own Hand-Rolled Scarf.

HOW TO MAKE HAND-ROLLED SCARVES

Koinoburi Fish Kite Tutorial with Jeanne OShell

Our very first Art Anywhere for Kids is on our Youtube Channel! Follow along Ms. Jeanne to make your very own Koinoburi Fish Kite! Click the link below to download your Kite Stencil and get started.

Koinoburi Fish Kite Stencil Download

Watch the Tutorial on AACs Youtube Channel

 

Ekaterina Vanovskaya's Youtube Channel

You don’t need to be in the studio to make a masterpiece. Our Watercolor Studio instructor Ekaterina has created a youtube channel with tips and tricks on how to keep yourself making art from home. Her show “Drawings at the Kitchen Table” focuses on dry media and the best tools to use, while “Watercolors in the Kitchen!” thoroughly explains what materials to use for making your own watercolors including paper, paint and brushes.

VISIT EKATERINA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Painting Tips and Tricks with Elia Boe

Acrylic Painting Instructor Elia Boe comprehensively walks us through her process of painting her stoic yet fuzzy model, River. Here’s a step-by-step peek at her painting from the very beginning, starting with the initial sketch and all the way through to the final details.

Behind the Scenes – Painting River

Summer is approaching and many of us might be thinking about painting outdoors, also known as Plein Air painting. Elia Boe shares some tips and tricks on selecting an intriguing composition, seeking value structure and creating depth in your landscape painting adventures. A great way to get out and get some fresh air!

Plein Air Painting with Acrylics